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by Julie - Staff
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: MFW Bible and year round schedule
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: MFW Bible and year round schedule

Thank you Julie, that is helpful. I think sticking to two streams of reading sounds good. Thanks for sharing. We read Proverbs and Psalms on our days off. It sounds like we can just keep reading in the OT next year in CTG on our days off right? Is that what you meant? Yes, that's what my mother-in-...
by Julie - Staff
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: MFW Bible and year round schedule
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: MFW Bible and year round schedule

What a wonderful thing to hear your children ask for more from the Bible! It reminds me of the year my mother-in-law taught our homeschool for a month or so. She would report back, "...And we read the Bible pages you said to read, and we just kept reading, I hope that's okay?!" Warmed my heart. By t...
by Julie - Staff
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: MFW Bible and year round schedule
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: MFW Bible and year round schedule

Hi Grace, In trying to understand your dilemma, I'd like to make sure I'm "hearing" you correctly. So during the three weeks that you are doing school, you are pretty much going down the grid and doing the lesson plans as written, correct? For instance, using Week 9 from the sample pages on the webs...
by Julie - Staff
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: ECC parent supplement
Replies: 2
Views: 849

Re: ECC parent supplement

If you had the Supplement (i.e. if your Teacher's Manual is newer than 2009), then you likely still have the Supplement around somewhere. The Supplement includes the parent copy of all the pre-printed geography game boards and game pieces to play with your kids, as well as duplicates of some maps an...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 6A-6B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 28
Views: 13212

Re: Singapore 6B help

You're welcome :) So, here's one way to approach the other problem. I'll be interested to hear whether there are other approaches that worked! The ratio of Emily's money to Alyssa's money was 2:3 at first. After Alyssa spent $30, the ratio became 3:4. How much money did Alyssa have at first? BEFORE ...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 6A-6B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 28
Views: 13212

Singapore 6B help

DD and I are determined to finish this book, but we've got two problems that are killing us. I can solve them through trial and error but I'm at a total loss to show her how using the correct methodology. My hubby and his crew of electrical engineers 8] cannot do it, nor can my brother with a bache...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Writing Skills for Today
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

Re: Writing Skills for Today

Hi Wendy, I think most people will use it as a consumable. It's very similar to Writing Strands that way - if your family wrote in Writing Strands, then you'll likely be writing in WSFT. Here's the sample to look at - my son would've written on the last page of that sample, for instance: https://www...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What do you do with twins?
Replies: 3
Views: 1209

Re: What do you do with twins?

I don't have twins, but I would do the fun stuff from k together. I would teach them math and L.A separately, or at least L.A. separately so that they can't compete. This would be our recommendation as well - teach math and LA individually (this is true for all ages, even if kids are at the same le...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Writing Skills for Today-B
Replies: 4
Views: 1100

Re: Writing Skills for Today-B

Leslie, We don't have an exact date for the online sample, but it will be coming very soon! We just began shipping Level B last week, and with the end-of-sale that week also, the focus has been on filling orders, restocking, and answering last-minute questions that come in! I will let you know if I ...
by Julie - Staff
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Struggling with first grade math
Replies: 2
Views: 994

Re: Struggling with first grade math

Hi Rachel, Sorry about the slow reply - it's been a busy week with the end of sale, whew! Some kids will be roaring to go with the intro of 2-digit addition in Week 18. To others, it will sound like a foreign language at first, and just a small seed will be planted. The same goes for Week 19, with t...
by Julie - Staff
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is it okay to take 2 years to go through Adventures?
Replies: 6
Views: 1593

Re: Is it okay to take 2 years to go through Adventures?

Ha, either way, once was enough for us! Funny how sweets in some places arent appreciated in others :)

Thanks for helping with the name - that’s the one!

Julie
by Julie - Staff
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I'm New-List of Abbreviations?
Replies: 3
Views: 1171

Re: I'm New-List of Abbreviations?

Hi and welcome! There are LOTS of them posted on the “Support” forum. I remember it was fun thinking of all the abbreviations we use. They do save time :) https://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2065 There may be some newer ones that need to be added - let me know if you notice any. Julie
by Julie - Staff
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What are the benefits to adding a year of geometry to Saxon?
Replies: 3
Views: 1295

Re: What are the benefits to adding a year of geometry to Saxon?

As far as using the Saxon Geometry text, my Father's World has reviewed Saxon Geometry and we still prefer Jacobs Geometry. Jacobs Geometry has a wonderful way of explaining concepts and providing background information, making it a more easily understood and applied program. Also note that the Saxo...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is it okay to take 2 years to go through Adventures?
Replies: 6
Views: 1593

Re: Is it okay to take 2 years to go through Adventures?

My son LOVED ECC in 3rd grade. It was his first year homeschooling, but it was lots of fun in 3rd grade -- and I'd say in 8th grade was very interesting. If a student does ECC in 2nd or 3rd, then they will get to do it again. I always like to say to make sure you do the fun stuff the first time thro...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: High School- British Lit
Replies: 2
Views: 1141

Re: High School- British Lit

You should have a separate booklet in your package that looks like this: https://www.mfwbooks.com/item/17316/Bri ... Teacher-s/

It is taller than the book, around 8.5x11, black and white, with a stapled binding.

It's probably on your shelf somewhere :)
Julie
by Julie - Staff
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Exploring World History Vol. 2/ In Their Words
Replies: 2
Views: 938

Re: Exploring World History Vol. 2/ In Their Words

Hello, World History and Literature picks up with the Roman Empire and the time of Jesus. Volume 1 of the current Exploring World History spends almost 200 pages on Rome, church history, and the Middle Ages. Here is the Table of Contents from Volume 1: https://history.notgrass.com/content/exploring_...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Singapore
Replies: 1
Views: 1072

Re: Singapore

Hi Beth! I know it's wise with some children to use a strong dose of gentleness. (My own son and the pencil comes to mind.) However, I also think a mathy kid needs to have an eye toward building up math muscles. Math lessons will get to be well over an hour in the years ahead (longer if there are co...
by Julie - Staff
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Synergy Groups
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Re: Synergy Groups

Hi Stephanie, While you wait to see if someone can share their Synergy experiences, I thought I'd share a couple of links that might be helpful as you plan how to make this work for your family: Marie Hazell answers a question similar to yours: https://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=15488&p=...
by Julie - Staff
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Opinions welcomed
Replies: 4
Views: 1479

Re: Opinions welcomed

Hi and welcome! You've already received so many good points that I won't repeat them all. I just thought I'd brainstorm about a language-arts focus for the next year and a half or so before high schoo l. If it turns out that you delay high school a year, I personally don't have a problem with that. ...
by Julie - Staff
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Singapore lesson plans
Replies: 1
Views: 928

Re: Singapore lesson plans

66 days.

Enjoy!
Julie
by Julie - Staff
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: MLK Day... And Black History Month in February
Replies: 0
Views: 1481

MLK Day... And Black History Month in February

Martin Luther King Day – The 3rd Monday in January AND Black History Month – February (AKA National African American History Month) We always spent some time on MLK in January. Or, some folks like to include Black History Month activities in February . If you are looking for a little something to d...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Talk to me about science experiments in ECC
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Re: Talk to me about science experiments in ECC

Hello, While you wait for moms who are using ECC now to have a chance to reply, I thought I'd start the conversation. The AIG book, Properties of Ecosystems , has a hands-on activity in each unit. We recommend that younger students focus on these activities, since the reading can be a little dense a...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Saxon Dive CD on YouTube!?
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: Saxon Dive CD on YouTube!?

Hi again,

The office staff has talked with DIVE and confirmed that the DIVE videos posted on YouTube are samples and not the complete series.

It seems nice to have the substantial samples, to help see their value in teaching Saxon math!

Julie
by Julie - Staff
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Saxon Dive CD on YouTube!?
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: Saxon Dive CD on YouTube!?

Hello, Interesting to see those videos. I'm in conversation with the office about this, to see if anyone there can add anything. And maybe now that the holidays are winding down, someone on the Message Board who's using this right now will chime in here as well (alas, my youngest is a junior in coll...
by Julie - Staff
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Using High School level for an Advanced Middle Schooler
Replies: 2
Views: 1183

Re: Using High School level for an Advanced Middle Schooler

Hi and welcome to homeschooling! So glad to hear you're loving it already! I agree with Trish - MFW high school programs are not recommended for younger students. Using our high school programs for advanced students has been tried and just has not produced the fruit that the programs were designed t...